CBSE Class 12 English Core Sample Question Paper

By Divya

The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) will be conducting the first paper for class 12, English, on Mar 5, 2018. Most of the students worry about the English paper as it requires one to be well versed. Grammar is another area where many students score low, due to which the overall marks will get affected.

The English paper will carry 100 marks. The duration of the exam will be of three hours. Candidates should now focus on solving sample papers, so as to get an idea of time management.


English exam will consist of the three following sections: Reading, Writing, and Literature.

About The Marking Scheme

The paper will be divided into three sections

  • Section A: 20 Marks (2 comprehensions/passages)
  • Section B: 40 Marks (Letter writing, report/speech, grammar)
  • Section C: 40 Marks (Literature)


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Candidates should thoroughly read the comprehension to completely understand the passage. The questions framed in this section are always in sequence.

Writing section

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Crystal clear answers should be written in this section. Express the views clearly. Read the questions carefully before answering them. Presentation is also important while attempting the paper. Write neatly. Leave proper space wherever required. Draw margins. Highlight the important words or phrases or sentences.

CBSE Class12 English Core Set 1 IOP-COMPTT Exam Question Paper 2017 (Delhi Scheme).pdf

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